Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dizzy Whirled Pictures

So a couple weeks ago we hit DisneyWorld with the grandparents. I might note here that because our family is so large (and young) Mike and I would hardly dare to go without extra cattle wranglers. It makes everything so much easier. Also Disney is running a promotion where military service members get a 5 day passes for themselves and up to 5 dependents/friends for $99 each, which is a huge steal. I think it ends in December, so you can pass on the info if you know someone who can use it.

We stayed at Saratoga Springs resort on site. Their suites were awesome- 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen (and they will wash all the dishes for you), washer and dryer. It's so nice to have a place to come back to in the middle of the day to crash with little kids, let alone to wash all the sweaty clothes. But this post will be mostly pictures, later I'll write a list of various reasons that DisneyWorld is awesome.

We were there 2 days this time, and on the first day we did the Magic Kingdom:

Sam and Patrick at the hotel.
All our ducks in a row.
Too cool.
You think Nicholas would be more excited to be riding on a train.
Natalie, too.
Natalie in in Minnie's house.
Our kids can turn anything into a thrill ride:

Natalie at the mosaics in Cinderella's castle.

Waiting for the Haunted Mansion:
Two minutes later:
The kids were thrilled to see all the princesses and characters in the afternoon parade:

I think the mouse was bigger than she expected.

Boys at Buzz Lightyear's Experience. You get to compete and shoot at badguys with laser guns during the ride. Guess who scored the most points?
That would be Gramma.


  1. I am, of course, green with envy. WDW is our favorite (and, really, ONLY) family vacation. We go around every child's first birthday and the oldest three have all had their first "official" haircut at the barber shop on Main Street, USA. It's truly a bargain by Disney standards - $15 for the cut, a certificate, and EARS that say "first haircut" on the back!

    We went with two kids and my parents. And then went with three kids sans grandparents. It is definitely easier with help when you have small kids. It didn't help that Baby Girl got the flu and ended up in the ER...and then gave it to Oldest Boy (who puked on some cheerleaders there for a cheering convention) and me. We were down for the count BUT at least we were at Disney World!!

    I'll be waiting for more details!

  2. I love that your kids took on Disney and won; they totally look like they had a blast. And yeah, I think you are going to have some interesting years when Natalie is older, holy smokes.